A 60 second time lapse video of a custom Boulder County vacation home designed by F9 Productions Inc. Footage was filmed from 8:39 AM to 3:48 PM MST and entailed over 1265 still images each taken at 20 second intervals. The structurally insulated panels (SIPs) were installed by Precision Panel Colorado and as mentioned in an earlier blog post, "the SIP panels helped us to not only achieve amazing R-Values of 48 on the roofs and 24 on the walls but also vaulted ceilings throughout the home thus increasing the feeling of the interior spaces" We will be filming part 2 of this two part video series in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Friends and fans of F9, The March issue of Modern in Denver is out! The article highlights the rise of F9 Productions from seedlings in Architecture school to sprouts 4 years into their own firm. Sprouts, as you know, are the densest form of nutrition. The article highlights our "Doomsday Dwellings" but features the design process that has allowed us to thrive.
Starting from our skyscraper project, where like nature, we built complexity from simplicity, the pages turn to our road to becoming a firm.
"F9 Productions decided that every year they would do a project, independent of client’s work, that would spark their interest and propel them into the future... F9 became a fast-growing, reputable firm and their full time endeavor." - Modern In Denver
The article continues to highlight the features of each of the dwellings and spares no space for stunning visuals.
“It’s not about style or aesthetic,” Alex explains. “It’s about making good decisions.”
If you live in Colorado look for the magazine in your local; Barns and Noble, Sprouts, Grocery store, or news stand. If you are a subscriber to the magazine your copy should be arriving soon. Some news stands are already stocked, if the March issues is not yet available look in for it in the next 7-10 days.
Over the summer of 2012, F9 Productions worked closely with a local developer to take an existing single story home in Boulder, Colorado and execute what is commonly referred to as "pop-topping" an addition. We utilized the existing footprint as a basis for design of the new home and then expanded upon the existing 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom design in order to create a 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home that totals roughly 3,100 square feet.
Traditional in design, as pictured in the conceptual drawings below, allows the house to blend-in and enhance the neighborhood. However, one modern feature that helps the home stand out from the crowd is the sun deck located on the upper floor and adjacent to the master suite. From this location one is able to bask in the Colorado sun as well as peer to the flatirons beyond. We expect the trusses to be installed later this week. Stay tuned as this home develops further!
Check out the march issue of Modern in Denver. They should be arriving on the shelves tomorrow! F9 Productions has a seven page spread. More on the article later, but here is a seek peak from Modern in Denver's website:
Ever wonder what a Doomsday Dwelling looks like? Get to know the team behind F9 Productions, Lance Cayko and Alex Gore, who visually answer the question “How would nature grow a skyscraper?” The architectural designers created structures to withstand earthquakes, capture water and produce their own food and energy.
See if you can spot our layout here.
Scroll down for more descriptions and diagrams on other green building techniques implemented.
With a view of the Spanish Peaks this passive solar home is rising though the will of its owner. Steve, managing the entire project, has been working hard to bring the project into fruition.
The owners goals within this beautiful landscape were to be environmentally friendly yet cost conscious. To accomplish this we focused on a few aspects to give the client the best bang for his buck.
1) Orienting the house and windows in order to maximize passive solar gain.
2) Efficiently designing the spaces to create the house on the smallest possible footprint while maintaining the client's spatial program.
3) Implementing vaulted ceilings in order to create a larger feeling interior.
4) Decks on both the south and north sides to extend the living space outside during both warm and cool seasons.
5) Designing the house in 2 foot increments eliminated waste.
And last but not least, after the visiting this home I now know that in either rain or shine, with a beer in hand on the southern deck, or a cup of coffee, when one gazes out of the kitchen windows this home will be a comfort to its owners.
Denver's architecture is rich and varied, and hopefully this Spanish inspired duplex will only add to this tapestry. With it's new colors, the home pops the neighborhood into style.
The roofs add a sharp look to the design mimicking the sharp peaks of the rocky mountains in the distance. The surrounding buildings share the same foundation footprint, however the design of the homes and openness of the first floor vastly differ.
In the spring of 2012 F9 Productions was commissioned to design their second duplex project in Denver Colorado. This project being located within a predominately Latino neighborhood was directed, by the clients, to evoke an architectural style that resembles forms found throughout the southwest. The towering entry piece welcomes visitors by greeting them though arched windows and doorways portals.
Last week we visited the site for the first time since construction began in December of 2012. Much to our surprise construction is being completed at a blazing speed eclipsing the progress of the Golden Duplex project also currently under construction in Golden,
Please stay tuned as this duplex continues towards construction completion gaining MUCH more color and style!
In July of 2010 F9 Productions was commissioned by a young Denver developer to design a unique duplex project in Golden Colorado. The developer had purchased a foreclosed property that contained an existing foundation completed for an un-built duplex project prior to the market crash in 2008. Working closely with the client we were able to create a unique and thoughtful design solution despite the existing foundation constraints.
Yesterday we visited the site for the fist time since construction began early this month. Walking about the site we were pleased with the initial "bones" of the project coupled with the play of mass and void. Later this week the client expects the trusses to be installed and thereafter windows, doors, roofing and siding.
Stay tuned as this project continues to develop. We've provided renderings and additional site photos below help give a better impression of what the final duplex might look like after construction is completed.